Sunday, November 29, 2015

S.T.A.N.D. - Dream

The Matt Garcia Foundation was established to carry out the dream and the vision of the late councilman Matt Garcia. Matt’s dream involved supporting the youth of Fairfield by providing places for them to go and things to do to keep them out of trouble, which in turn, would help decrease the violence and crime in the community.

His dream also involved all citizens, young and old alike, coming together to help in the efforts to make Fairfield a better, safer place.

The volunteers from the Foundation have all pledged to “Keep the Dream Alive” and support the “dreams” of others who desire positive change for the community we love.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

"If you are grateful for everything, 
then whatever you have is enough
- J. Baadsgaard 

Wishing You and Your Family a Wonderful and Safe Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 23, 2015

How Does Forgiveness Heal?

Deepak Chopra explains the healing power of forgiveness.

When you have a resentment, grievance , feeling of hostility towards someone or if you have any of the other toxic emotions like guilt, shame, depression or fear, these emotions release hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol. These hormones have effects on the cardiovascular and on the immune systems. You become immune compromised, even your platelets get jittery with the high levels of adrenaline and they start the clotting cascade leading to cardiovascular illnesses, heart attacks and stroke. On the other hand when you forgive and let go the burden of judgment, everything settles down and your body starts to return to homeostasis, which is self regulation and self healing.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Programs Aim to Rehabilitate Rather than Incarcerate

In America's juvenile justice system, experts say girls, who make up a larger portion of incarcerated youth than in the past, have often been victims of trauma and abuse. Now, programs in Jacksonville, Florida, aim to rehabilitate rather than incarcerate. NewsHour's Megan Thompson reports.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

S.T.A.N.D. - Nuture

In an effort to nurture our city’s neighborhoods and bond with its citizens, the foundation hosts a monthly community clean-up and barbecue where both young people and adults come together to clean up various areas in Fairfield that are in need.

The Foundation also holds a yearly softball tournament and golf tournament that provide fun and help create lasting ties within Solano County. The Foundation also participates in many other community events such as the Run For Good, MS Walk, and many other causes that strengthen and nurture our community.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

How We Can Make the World a Better Place by 2030 | Michael Green | TED Talks

Can we end hunger and poverty, halt climate change and achieve gender equality in the next 15 years? The governments of the world think we can. Meeting at the UN in September 2015, they agreed to a new set of Global Goals for the development of the world to 2030. Social progress expert Michael Green invites us to imagine how these goals and their vision for a better world can be achieved.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Thank You for Another Successful Golf Tournament!

The Matt Garcia Foundation would like to thank all of the participants, sponsors and volunteers of the 6th Annual Golf Tournament!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

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Monday, November 2, 2015

S.T.A.N.D. - Teach

The Foundation is the primary sponsor of LEGACY Youth Group, a program started by and run by volunteer teachers in our local school district. This program provides at-risk youth with mentorship, tutoring, field trips to college campuses, basketball games with local police and firemen, and inspiration from powerful guest speakers from all walks of life.